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Motorized v. Manual Retractable Awnings

You know the benefits of owning an awning for your commercial or residential property, but now you have to choose between a motorized or manual retractable awning for your beautiful new installation. Retractable awnings are great for businesses and homes, as they can be taken down and stored when they aren’t actively in use. Whether your awning is prominently placed on Main Street proudly displaying your business’s name or framing your patio and providing much-needed shade, there are different pros and cons to both awning types. Motorized Retractable Awnings Motorized retractable awnings have numerous advantages for your home or business. […]

Enjoy Your Patio with Solar Shades

The weather is getting cooler, and the summer will soon be a memory. In between the sweltering, sticky days of summer and the bitter, frigidly cold days of winter, we have a season of pleasant temperatures in fall. Do you want to continue enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of your patio this fall? Perhaps a chill runs down your back just thinking about the cool autumn breeze that could make that dream impossible. You should consider installing solar shades on your patio! Solar shades will extend your patio season and are perfect for the spring and fall. Solar Shades Curtains […]

Prepping Your Awning for Fall & Winter

With years of expertise in the awning industry, Eclipse Awnings has some fall and winter storage tips for awning owners. Window awnings can lower your overall cooling costs, according to the US Department of Energy. This heat reduction can save you massive amounts of money in energy bills all summer long. However, when you need that extra sun in the winter, tuck your awnings away. Before you tuck them away for the winter months, though, don’t forget to winterize them. Winterized awning fabric is well taken care of and will be more than ready to snap into action come spring. […]

Choosing the Right Awning Material

Adding an awning to a home or business can add style and function to outdoor areas. There are many considerations when choosing an awning, and among the most important is the type of material that the awning will be made from. Different materials may better serve different purposes and may affect the lifespan of the awning. Canvas Awnings Canvas awnings are common, and can be made from different materials such as polyester or cotton. Canvas awnings were once very popular and can still be purchased today, but these awnings have a number of disadvantages. Canvas awnings are susceptible to mold […]

Getting Your Eclipse Awning

Awnings are everywhere we look from store fronts to backyard patios. Awnings provide shelter from the rain and sun as well as create a welcoming and visually appealing addition to any home or business.  The Design Process At Eclipse Shading Systems, we offer guidance and input throughout the entire design process while still giving you the best realized version of your dream. Every customer receives a thorough consultation with one of our experienced designers and is allowed multiple iterations of drafts to make sure that everything fits with your needs and expectations. The typical design process usually takes the customer […]

Save Costs with a Commercial Awning for Your Business

Commercial awnings are a great way for businesses to advertise their wares and really enhance the outdoor aesthetics of their brick-and-mortar storefronts. Awnings are fully customizable in terms of color scheme and design and allow business owners the chance to bring in more customers without sacrificing either curb appeal or energy efficiency.  What’s actually remarkable is that commercial awnings can block the amount of glare and sunlight that permeates your store, which in turn reduces your energy, electricity and cooling costs since you’ve effectively reduced the heat gain. While heat gain in commercial buildings is a complex topic in its own […]